State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 66%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 57%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 33%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 86%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 87%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 66%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 66%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 66%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 77%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 33%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 33%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 55%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 66%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 44%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 77%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 55%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr David Vitter R 44%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 66%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 55%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 55%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 44%
NA President Barack Obama II D 66%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 62%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 66%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 44%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 62%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 66%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 66%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 55%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 66%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 66%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 66%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 33%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 44%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 55%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 44%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 66%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 66%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 66%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 50%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 66%
Wayne Allard 44%
Max Baucus 77%
Evan Bayh 66%
Bob Bennett 55%
Jeff Bingaman 66%
Kit Bond 44%
Jim Bunning 33%
Robert Byrd 33%
Saxby Chambliss 44%
Hillary Clinton 66%
Thomas Coburn 33%
Norm Coleman 66%
Kent Conrad 77%
Larry Craig 88%
James DeMint 44%
Chris Dodd 66%
Elizabeth Dole 33%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 77%
Byron Dorgan 44%
John Ensign 44%
Russ Feingold 66%
Judd Gregg 55%
Charles Hagel 88%
Tom Harkin 66%
Kay Hutchison 55%
Daniel Inouye 66%
Timothy Johnson 66%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 66%
Herb Kohl 66%
Jon Kyl 55%
Mary Landrieu 77%
Frank Lautenberg 66%
Carl Levin 66%
Joe Lieberman 66%
Blanche Lincoln 66%
Trent Lott, Sr. 50%
Dick Lugar 66%
Melquiades Martinez 88%
Ben Nelson 44%
Mark Pryor 66%
Ken Salazar 62%
Gordon Smith 66%
Olympia Snowe 66%
Arlen Specter 75%
Ted Stevens 71%
John Sununu 37%
George Voinovich 88%
John Warner 66%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.